When Teens Rejected Elderly Woman’s Attempts At Conversation, This Man Invited Her To Share His Table. Teacher Snaps Photo “I Hope You Know, You’re Going Viral” – Video

In one of the viral incidents, two strangers, decades apart in age, shared a meal together at an Indiana area of fast-food restaurants. Amanda Craft, while having lunch with her coworkers at a McDonald’s in Noblesville, caught the sight of something that deeply touched her. An elderly lonesome woman who was having her food there walked over to another stranger, and asked him if she could join him? The young man, Eric Haralson, immediately agreed to her request.

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Craft stealthily clicked a picture of both strangers having conversations like close friends, and posted it on social media elucidating the whole story. The caption reads, “Shout out to this guy! This elderly lady (seemed to be a little lonely) came up to him and asked if she could sit with him. Without hesitation, this guy said ‘of course.”

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“My friends and I watched him introduce himself and shake her hand. They talked and laughed together like they were friends,” Craft continued. Craft said she and her friends were inspired and touched by this simple generosity shown by the young guy, Haralson. “They didn’t know each other, and they couldn’t be more different. But today they shared a meal together and it touched our hearts,” Craft added.

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The picture, showing an elderly woman and a young guy having a friendly conversation, went viral in a trice racking up to thousands of likes and shares on social media. People poured praises and blessings for the young man, Haralson. With the picture going viral, Haralson came to know that he is being adored on social media and has become a social media darling. His friends started tagging him on the Craft’s post.

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“Honestly, it was a humbling experience. The impact it has made all over the world but most importantly the impact it made on her,” Haralson responded to people cascading best wishes for him. “She didn’t have to sit and eat with me, there were many people there, but she decided to spend that hour and a half of her day with me and likewise,” Haralson added. It was later discovered that the aged woman, Jan, had earlier tried to approach other groups of teenagers as well but they all refused to chew the fat with her over the meal.

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Haralson, the resident of Noblesville, apprised ABC that he and Jan are now connected with each other through phone numbers and they have established a congenial bond over the time. “I’ve had many conversations with strangers, but neither of them was so lengthy or sugared as I had with Jan. She is amazing, and my choicest wishes will always be with her,” Haralson told ABC.


Dave Love this story. Definitely a good example for all the people in the world right now

Alan This gentleman deserves an Oscar. Probably the only actor that made cry

Jane I really have a soft spot for elderly people, i’m really about to cry even before it starts

Keith People often only lost it when they are being asked “why step in?”, getting in touch with the compassion you have inside, is very powerful

Kate This is what I love about this show. It shows how anybody, even strangers, can be kind.

Evon Williams This was so sweet God please bless him I would have done the same thing

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